The three phases of ChangeUp

The organisation took many forms during the six years it was operating

Capacity builders
Capacity builders

2004-06: The Home Office in charge

The active communities unit in the Home Office is given responsibility for managing ChangeUp. It delivers the scheme mainly through the nine regional government offices, which receive grants to develop infrastructure in their areas.

2006-08: Capacitybuilders takes over

Ministers decide to form a non-departmental public body to manage ChangeUp. The organisation, called Capacitybuilders, is based in Birmingham with 25 staff under the leadership of Simon Hebditch.

2008-11: The last years of Capacitybuilders

Matt Leach takes charge of Capacitybuilders in 2008. A 2009 National Audit Office report strongly criticises ChangeUp, and in 2010 the coalition announces it will be abolished. A new infrastructure consultation closes in January 2011.


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